Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kojun depart the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo as Japanese citizens and military pay homage
Tokyo Japan Date:1937 Duration:1 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Japanese Emperor and Empress, somewhat out of sequence. Members of public, men, Women and children, wearing special tags,are assembled,and seated on the ground along a roadway outside the Yasukuni Shrine, in Japan. Several uniformed guards wearing white arm bands, stand amongst them. Several uniformed motorcyclists lead a Mercedes-Benz Nurburg 770 limousine and others follow it as it passes along the road.The Imperial chrysanthemum seal is displayed on the rear door, and it appears to carry only one passenger. Chrysanthemum flags fly from wooden archway over the road. The front of a 1937 Packard automobile can be seen parked along with other cars on parallel auxiliary road. Across the road, uniformed Japanese officers stand in formation. Emperor Hirohito, in military uniform, descends steps of Yasukuni Shrine toward waiting automobile. A canopy over the steps displays chrysanthemum symbols and a banner with the symbol hangs from overhead. Scene shifts to gateway of the shrine, where soldiers salute and seated spectators bow as Grand (Grosser) Type 770 Mercedes-Benz limousine, bearing the Imperial Japanese chrysanthemum seal, passes under gateway arch, followed by motorcyclist escorts. The Emperor is seen seated in back seat with the Empress facing him, riding backwards. View of rooftop device on Yasukuni Shrine building. Change of scene, as Empress Kojun, dressed all in white, descends Yasukuni Shrine steps . A streamer flies in breeze.
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